Loading Events

« All Events

Virtual Event

Getting in Shape: Plein Air Sketching Series -#1 Seeing as Foundation taught by Monica Fogg

Class Waitlist

Sign up to be notified if there is an opening in this class.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Multi-Session Class

#1 Class is Saturdays: May 15 & 22nd 1:30-4:30pm CT
$84 – $216 Each two-week class can be purchased separately or buy the whole series and save!

“In this twentieth century, to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see … is an unforgettable experience…”  Frederick Franck. The Zen of Seeing

Jump start your creativity and build confidence toward a regular aesthetic practice.

This series focuses on building skills to establish a rhythmic drawing practice. In athletic training, folks do stretches, curls, sprints. For sketching training, we will stretch and strengthen drawing muscles. Each session includes “calisthenics” such as blind contours (practice seeing), structural drawing (practice with sighting, scale, and perspective. Challenges will be added each session including adding watercolor, building content, composition, going outside, and more..

This series is appropriate for:

  • Those with ALL levels of experience, beginner to advanced.
  • If you’ve taken our Getting Your Feet Wet: Drawing for the Non-Artist Class and want to take the next step.
  • Those who want to join the Plein Air Movement.
  • Those who want encouragement to join the Urban Sketching* Movement.

Each two-week class can be purchased separately or buy the whole series and save!

#1 May 15 & 22 Seeing as Foundation

Focus will be on learning to see, developing confident line work, and considering composition. This is important foundational work for artists of every level. Different approaches to use of pencil and water-soluble graphite will be explored. A challenge given at the end of the first week will be reviewed in the second.

#2 May 29 & June 5 Sighting and Focus Click here to register for class #2

Focus will be on sighting, adding texture, and adding watercolor. Different approaches to use of pen will be explored. A challenge given at the end of the first week will be reviewed in the second.

#3 June 12 &19 Interpreting On-Site Click here to register for class #3

Focus will be on considering content and composition and working en plein air. Pencil, pen, water-soluble graphite and watercolor will be used. A challenge given at the end of the first week will be reviewed in the second.

*Urban sketching and plein air drawing are ways to experience the world from a different perspective. It is an opportunity to sit quietly, breathe and see. There are Urban Sketching communities worldwide: local groups, international groups, Facebook groups, etc.

Zoom details and Materials list will be sent to registrants prior to class.

Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking “Get Tickets” will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Class Registration
Getting in Shape: Plein Air sketching #1
$ 84.00
0 available
Sold Out
Class Registration
Getting in Shape: Plein Air Sketching Series
$ 216.00
0 available
Sold Out

Ticket Instruction: You must choose a quantity to activate “get tickets”.

Instructor Bio

Monica Fogg is an artist (watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, woodcut, and lithography) and designer or fabricator (Prince, Lorie Line, Disney, Guthrie Theater, Minnesota History Center and others). She has taught courses in watercolor, drawing, painting, color theory, design, visual studies and art history. She has taught in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota for over 25 years and continues to lead groups abroad for cultural and creative endeavors.

“My personal work is informed and inspired by forms found in nature.I consider and experience the foundations of the earth as symbolic of the ‘grounding’ of spirit. Representation is distilled to form, movement, essence. The process is a dance between concept and emotion.”